Lemnis Lighting Named Best Cleantech Company of the Year in Western Europe by World Finance

2010 Technology Awards Announced June 23 at the London Stock Exchange

Jun 24, 2010, 15:13 ET from Lemnis Lighting

LONDON and BARNEVELD, Netherlands, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Lemnis Lighting was honored yesterday by World Finance magazine in its 2010 Technology Awards as the "Best Cleantech Company of the Year" in the Western Europe region. The prize was presented at the London Stock Exchange by World Finance and was received by two of Lemnis Lighting's founders Frans Otten and John Rooymans.

"Lemnis has put sustainability at the center of the design process. They develop lighting innovations that help consumers, companies and policy makers to combat climate change by replacing inefficient traditional lighting with LED technology," offered World Finance Magazine's editors in the recent issue on newsstands now.

"This prize is a terrific recognition for our organization," said Remko Gaastra, CEO of Lemnis Lighting. "It demonstrates that we do in fact lead the development in the market for sustainable LED lighting, while at an international level we are making impact with partnerships and programs that emphasize our goal to be a world leader in this emerging technology."

In previous years, Lemnis Lighting has been named a "Technology Pioneer" by the World Economic Forum (2009), received the Lighting Africa award by the World Bank in 2008 and was named to the list of Top 10 Consumer Products by Fast Company Magazine in 2010. Lemnis Lighting was also recently selected by the South African government as a partner in the campaign to offset the CO2 impact resulting from the FIFA World Cup.

World Finance placed the 2010 award nominees before a critical panel, members of which possessed a total of 186 years of experience in financial journalism. The magazine's readers were also able to vote for nominees, based on criteria such as innovation, originality, customer satisfaction, quality of product and proven market development.

About Lemnis Lighting

Lemnis Lighting BV is at the forefront of global LED lighting technology. Lemnis has been recognised as a market leader in the field of LED lighting since 2006 after introducing its first Pharox LED light. In addition to its large scale roll-out program of consumer, street and greenhouse lighting in the Netherlands, Lemnis is also active in the areas of development, production and sales, with offices in the Netherlands, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore and Johannesburg. Lemnis Lighting is a subsidiary of Tendris Holding. Tendris initiates, develops and invests in companies focusing on market-driven, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. For more information, please visit www.thepharox.com.

About the World Finance Awards

The World Finance Awards were established in 2007 to identify industrial leaders who represent the focal points of best practice and best performance in the financial and business world.

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